Several film reference books credit Dan O'Herlihy
with playing the officer who leads the raid in the opening pre-credits sequence, but he does not appear in the film. The mistake is understandable since the actor playing the officer does bear a resemblance to O'Herlihy. See more
Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Rommel
[Hitler just sent an order not to retreat from El Alamein
It's an order, Bayerlein, a military order from General Headquarters. A clear, straight, stupid, criminal military order, from General Headquarters.
Gen. Fritz Bayerlein
And what are you going to do, double the insanity by obeying it? We've got the best soldiers in the German Army here. They may be just hanging on now, but they're still a force, they're still fighting. If we take them out now, they can fight again tomorrow. But this! This is sheer madness! ...
Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
Heard during the scenes of D-Day and the ensuing battles See more